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Daugherty Winchester Colbert

Also Known As: "Daughtery"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Chickasaw Nation, Amory, Monroe County, Mississippi, United States
Death: 1880 (69-70)
Chickasaw Nation, IT, Atoka, Atoka County, Oklahoma, United States
Place of Burial: Healdton, Carter County, Oklahoma, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Colbert; Samuel Colbert and Nancy Colbert
Husband of Silsey Cilsy Sudy Colbert; Easter Ibbahfoquatubby; Rhoda Colbert / Wade and Annica Colbert
Father of Lucy Colbert; Lucy Bransford Strickland; Humphrey Humphrey Colbert; Margaret "Peggy" Perry Lee; Noah Cubby Colbert and 10 others
Half brother of Maj. Pittman Samuel B. Colbert

Occupation: Governor, several terms as Gov of Chickasaw Nation, Chicasaw Nation
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About Gov. Daugherty Winchester Colbert, Chickasaw Nation

Parentage uncertain:

Daugherty (Winchester) Colbert although listed as a son in the large family of Levi Colbert which consisted of twelve sons and eight daughters and although he was reared as a member of that family, a verification impels the conclusion that he was not, in fact, a son of Levi Colbert. He is reputed to have been the natural son of an itinerant, adventurous white man by the name of Darrity.1 His mother was a Chickasaw Indian woman and he was born in the Tombigbee River country near Cotton Gin Port, Monroe County, Mississippi in 1810. In his early years, this child of romance was received by adoption into the family of Levi Colbert

http://digital.library.okstate.edu/Chronicles/v018/v018p348.html

Became the second Governor of the Chickasaw Nation, serving 2 terms.

Fled to Texas for a short while during the Civil War trying to hide from authorities who frowned on his polygamist practices. He was married to three wives concurrently.


Other sources:

http://digital.library.okstate.edu/chronicles/v018/v018p348.html

Winchester (Daugherty) Colbert was born in Cotton Gin Port, Monroe Co., MS 1810. Winchester died 1880 in Atoka, Atoka Co., Choctaw Nation, IT, at 70 years of age. His body was interred 1880 in Oil Springs, OK.

He married four times. He married Silsey (Cilsy|Sudy) Ibbahfoquatubby. Silsey was the daughter of Ibbahfoquatubby and Coo-sha-hook-ty Jefferson?. Silsey is deceased. He married Annica Kemp. Annica was the daughter of Levi Kemp and Polly Frazier. Annica died 25 MAY 1884 in Oil Springs, IT. Her body was interred MAY 1884 in Oil Springs, IT. According to conflicting evidence, she married Winchester (Daugherty) Colbert near Tishomingo, Tishomingo Co., Chickasaw Nation, IT, 17 MAR 1875. He married Rhoda Ibbahfoquatubby. Rhoda was the daughter of Ibbahfoquatubby and Coo-sha-hook-ty Jefferson?. He married Easter Ibbahfoquatubby before 1856. Easter was the daughter of Ibbahfoquatubby and Coo-sha-hook-ty Jefferson?. Easter died before 1898. She was listed as a resident in the census report on '1855' Choctaw Roll, Chickasaw District, IT, DEC 1856.

He was listed as a resident in the census report on '1855' Choctaw Roll, Chickasaw District, IT, DEC 1856. Winchester was elected in Chickasaw Nation, IT, 1858. Winchester was elected in Chickasaw Nation, IT, 1862. According to conflicting evidence, he married Annica Kemp near Tishomingo, Tishomingo Co., Chickasaw Nation, IT, 17 MAR 1875. Winchester's will was probated in Pontotoc Co., Chickasaw Nation, IT, 17 FEB 1897.

"Daugherty (Winchester) Colbert although listed as a son of the large family of Levi Colbert, and although he was reared as a member of that family, a verification impels the conclusion that he was not, in fact, a son of Levi Colbert. He is reputed to be the natural son of an itinerant, adventurous white man by the name of Darrity. His mother was a Chickasaw woman. He was received by adoption in to the family of Levi Colbert.

"He was invested with the family name of Colbert, his own father's name being employed as his first name. But Darrity Colbert soon became Daugherty Colbert, occasioned not only by a similarity in the names but also probably influenced by the fact that a near relative of Levi Colbert bore the name of Daugherty Colbert. The name Winchester Colbert was adopted by the young man some years later and so through life he sometimes was recognized as Daugherty Colbert and at other times as Winchester Colbert." (Memserve, John Bartlett, Chronicals of Oklahoma, "Governor Daugherty (Winchester) Colbert", vol.XVIII, p.348).

Recent "Colbert" Scholars believe that he was the son of Samuel and Nancy (Frazier) Colbert, (a younger son of James Logan Colbert), and upon Samuel's early death, he was adopted by Levi Colbert. (See, Martini "Chickasaw Empire").

He removed to Indian Territory in 1837 and settled with his family near where Canadian, Oklahoma is located today. The Colbert home was on the south side of the Canadian River near North Fork, a community of the Creek Nation. Later in life he moved to Pontotoc Co., Indian Territory. In August of 1858, he became the second Governor of the Chickasaw Indian Nation. He was re-elected in August of 1862, and again in August of 1864. He was the Chickasaw Governor during the period of the Civil War.

src: http://www.chickasawhistory.com/colbert/i0001300.htm#i1300

https://hof.chickasaw.net/Inductees/2008/Gov-Winchester-Colbert.aspx [colbert.FTW]

"Daugherty (Winchester) Colbert although listed as a son of the large family of Levi Colbert, and although he was reared as a member of that family, a verification impels the conclusion that he was not, in fact, a son of Levi Colbert. He is reputed to be the natural son of an itinerant, adventurous white man by the name of Darrity. His mother was a Chickasaw woman. He was received by adoption in to the family of Levi Colbert. "He was invested with the family name of Colbert, his own father's name being employed as his first name. But Darrity Colbert soon became Daugherty Colbert, occasioned not only by a similarity in the names but also probably influenced by the fact that a near relative of Levi Colbert bore the name of Daugherty Colbert. The name Winchester Colbert was adopted by the young man some years later and so through life he sometimes was recognized as Daugherty Colbert and at other times as Winchester Colbert." (Memserve, John Bartlett, Chronicals of Oklahoma, "Governor Daugherty (Winchester) Colbert", vol.XVIII, p.348). Recent "Colbert" Scholars believe that he was the son of Samuel and Nancy (Frazier) Colbert, (a younger son of James Logan Colbert), and upon Samuel's early death, he was adopted by Levi Colbert. (See, Martini "Chickasaw Empire"). He removed to Indian Territory in 1837 and settled with his family near where Canadian, Oklahoma is located today. The Colbert home was on the south side of the Canadian River near North Fork, a community of the Creek Nation. Later in life he moved to Pontotoc Co., Indian Territory. In August of 1858, he became the second Governor of the Chickasaw Indian Nation. He was re-elected in August of 1862, and again in August of 1864. He was the Chickasaw Governor during the period of the Civil War.

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Gov. Daugherty Winchester Colbert, Chickasaw Nation's Timeline

1810
1810
Amory, Monroe County, Mississippi, United States
1833
1833
1833
1840
January 15, 1840
Pontotoc, OK, United States
1845
1845
Pontotoc, IT, Chickasaw Nation
1848
September 11, 1848
Tishomingo, Johnston County, Oklahoma, United States
1848
1852
1852
Pauls Valley, Garvin County, Oklahoma, United States
1854
1854
2, United States
1856
1856